Academic journal article Information Technology and Libraries

President's Message

Academic journal article Information Technology and Libraries

President's Message

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Fall has arrived, faster than expected (as it always does). It seems like ALA Annual just wrapped up in San Francisco, but we're already well underway with the coming year's activities.

The National Forum 2015 will be here before you know it. In a fall season crowded with good technology conferences, LITA Forum consistently proves its value as a small, engaging, and focused meeting. Technologists, strategists, and front-line librarians come together to discuss the tools they make and use to provide cutting edge library services. In addition to great LITA programming, this year we're working with colleagues from LLAMA (the Library Leadership and Management Association) to provide a set of programs focused on the natural cooperation of management and technologies in libraries. There are great preconferences on makerspaces and web analytics, keynote addresses, over 50 concurrent sessions, and a lot of networking opportunities. Click on over to litaforum.org, and I hope to see you in Minneapolis, November 12-15.

Not too long after Forum, we'll be in Boston for Midwinter, and then Annual in Orlando. The Program Planning Committee is already at work selecting the best programs for Annual. Next summer is also the start of LITA's 50th Anniversary celebrations!

Of course, not everything we do involves travel and in-person meetings. LITA's fall schedule of webinars includes sessions on patron privacy, Creative Commons, personal digital archiving, and a second iteration of Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know. …

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